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Top 8 Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Tools

Cortex XDR by Palo Alto NetworksCynetCisco SecureXTrend Micro XDRAzure DefenderFidelis ElevateMicrosoft 365 DefenderCrystal Eye XDR
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    Its ability to react to cyber data attacks is awesome. That is pretty much the use of it. What blows your mind is the ability to access your assets remotely and see what is actually going on with them. You can not only see them in a console. You can also react very rapidly to your assets that are compromised.
  2. It's transparent, so it's not something where every user has to press a button to download or do the thing. It is centralized, in fact. Personally, I use Malwarebytes and other tools, which are fine for home use. Cynet is also relatively silent in terms of operation, except when it's required to act.
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  4. SecureX enables us to have all the threat intelligence and threat event data in one place. One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of deploying SecureX. It's very easy to do that and then you gain very detailed visibility into everything that's going on in your network and, obviously, at the device level. There's just a wealth of information that you can pull from all of these products that are part of SecureX. You know exactly if you have an issue or not.
  5. Its detection rate is valuable. It is really an easy product to install and manage. It is quite effective at what it does, and if needed, it can also be co-managed, which means 24 hours and seven days a week monitoring through a SOC.
  6. The most valuable features are ransomware protection and access controls. The solution has helped us secure some folders on our systems from unauthorized modifications.
  7. Compared to similar solutions, it's quite scalable. You just need to add more storage to scale-up. What I like the most about this solution is the complexity. It covers a lot of areas, unlike other solutions.
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  9. I have found the ability to delete unwanted threats beneficial.I like that it's stable. It's been stable for a long time, and Microsoft Defender has done a good job there.

Advice From The Community

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author avatarEnayat Galsulkar
Real User

Threat Hunting, Threat Feed and Analytics. 
Visibility and Co-Relation of Threats


Cloud Based Management

author avatarKen Shaurette
Real User

The rapid support and confidence of an expert team that is always there monitoring for potential unusual activity in our environment with numerous predefined playbooks that can take automated actions or the ability to create our own for unique situations. Incident view to see from beginning to end of an event and the process that prevented it from becoming an issue in our environment. Ability to use honeypots across files, users, networks, and devices to capture an attacker in the act. 

author avatarAtif Najam
Real User

From investment protection point of view, it would be better to go for a XDR solution that allows feeds from security products of multiple vendors. Many of the XDR solutions can correlate feeds from their own security products only.


Second most important thing would be how reputed and rich threat feeds are and form multiple sources.


Third would a top notch response team that can detect anomalies 

author avatarreviewer1406157 (Deputy Technical Manager (SOC Operations) at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees)
Real User

The correlation of data over a variety of security layers as endpoints, email, servers, cloud workloads, and the general network. XDR must also strive to visualize the entire attack lifecycle.


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